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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Band Schedule Announced For Popular Friday Events

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 17, 2008) – Once again this summer, Arlington Park will be "the place to be" to kick off weekends with the Miller Lite Party in the Park on Friday afternoons beginning May 2, opening day, through Sept. 19.

The Miller Lite Party in the Park features a combination of live music from top local bands, the excitement of live Thoroughbred racing and Miller Lite beer specials. In addition, Arlington fans who join Club Miller Lite and come back often enough can earn prizes such as Chicago White Sox tickets and all new Miller Lite merchandise for frequent visits.

The popular summer program kicks off Arlington Park's opening weekend festivities, Friday, May 2 with live '90s rock music by I.R.S. Post time on Fridays all season is 2:30 pm.

Throughout the season, local radio personalities will also make appearances, along with additional promotional events at the Miller Lite Party in the Park.

Live radio broadcasts at the park are open to the public and will include:

  • Friday, June 20, July 25 and Aug. 15 – Jim Lynam and Alan Cox of Q-101.1
  • Friday, July 25 from 3 pm until 7 pm – WUSN's Drew Walker will broadcast his radio afternoon show from the track
  • Friday, Sept. 12 – "80's Flashback at the Track" with JACK-FM

Whether you like classic rock, alternative or blues music, Miller Lite Party in the Park has something for everyone. The complete Party in the Park band schedule follows:

2-May – I.R.S. (90s rock)
9-May – 215 West (today's hits - classics)
16-May – Final Say (80s-90s rock)
23-May – The Play Doctors (classic rock)
30-May – Gizzae (Island music)
6-Jun – Murley Shertz (classic rock)
13-Jun – Professor John (soul)
20-Jun – Q101.1 Up and Coming Artists Show
27-Jun – Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute)
4-Jul – Nine Fifty (rock)
11-Jul – Hatbacks (rock)
18-Jul – BritBeat (Beatles tribute)
18-Jul – Postrace concert by The Redwalls (rock)
25-Jul – Q-101.1 Up and Coming Artists Show
Aug. 1 – A Kangaroo Court (alternative rock)
Aug. 8 – Elevation (U2 Tribute)
Aug. 15 – Q101.1 Up and Coming Artists Show
Aug. 22 – Soda (classic rock)
Aug. 29 – Bucket Number Six (classic rock)
Sept 5 – Libidio Funk Circus (70s rock)
Sept. 12 – Members Only (80s pop)
Sept. 14 – Steve Arvey & the Saxtells (rock)
Sept. 19 – R-Gang (Motown, R&B)

Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 96-day meet in 2008 from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, Sept. 21. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 11 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, The Inferno featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit, Rookies featuring Trackside OTB in Homewood and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at





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